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  • Living with the 'new normal'

    Paul Gill has learned to face the fact that life after cancer is not the same as life before it. But Gill is OK with his new normal.

    As an eight-year survivor of cancer, Gill encouraged others attending Friday night’s eighth annual Relay for Life to learn to live with their new normal as well.

    Gill said he decided to accept the fact that he has cancer and have a positive attitude about it.

    “I’m a fighter, not a quitter,” he said.

  • Voyeurism trial begins this week

    A jury is scheduled to decide this week if a gas station owner used a two-way mirror in his office to peek in on women using the restroom.

    John Ellis, 61, owner of the Marathon gas station located just south of the Bluegrass Parkway, was charged in 2005 with attempted voyeurism and disorderly conduct after a mother and daughter claimed someone observed them using the women’s restroom at the station.

    A jury trial in Anderson District Court is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday before Judge Donna Dutton.

  • Dentist charged with two DUIs in week

    A local dentist was charged twice in one week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police reports.

    Dr. Dana Dahlen, 62, whose dental office is located at 311 S. Main St., was charged June 30 by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and again July 6 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dahlen registered a .27 on a Breathalyzer test, nearly 3 1/2 times the legal limit, when arrested by the sheriff’s department, according to an arrest report.

  • South Anderson lifts boil water advisory

    The South Anderson Water District on Saturday lifted the boil water advisory for part of its service area, according to a news release.

    The advisory was issued on Friday and affected all customers from approximately 2040 Bardstown Road (close to the Highway 62 water station) to Hickory Grove Road, and customers on Beaver Lake, Ballard Road, Bear Creek Road, Mill Creek Pike, Fox Creek/Goshen roads and Paxton Road.

  • Growth spurt

    Some do it to save money.

    Some do it to teach their children the benefits of an agrarian lifestyle.

    Others do it just to have a freezer or storeroom full of tasty veggies year ’round.

    “It” is gardening, and Anderson County is absolutely blooming this year with green thumbs.

  • County suspends recycling following wreck

    Anderson County has suspended its recycling program after the truck used to collect items was destroyed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish’s office announced.

    The truck was attempting to take a left off Highway 62 onto Primrose Lane near the golf course when another vehicle attempted to pass and slammed into the side of the truck.

  • City gets grant for skate park

    Finally.

    Members of the local skate park committee, city officials and community members who have donated to the skate park cause will finally see the fruits of their labor.

    Lawrenceburg has been selected to receive a $45,000 matching Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that will be used to fund the construction of a skate park, Mayor Edwinna Baker announced at Monday night’s city council meeting.

    The skate park committee has raised the matching $45,000, for a total of $90,000.

  • Relay for Life kicks off Friday

    The eighth annual Anderson County Relay for Life is set to begin Friday night at 6.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, runs through 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Over 20 teams will be walking around the track at the American Legion fairgrounds and city park in an effort to raise $113,000. Last year’s event raised $108,690.

    The event has continued to grow since it started in 2002, organizers said.

  • Ex-youth minister in court Tuesday

    The former First Baptist Church youth minister accused of sexually abusing two teens in 1992 is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court for a pretrial conference.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond, was indicted by a grand jury last month on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of two children, one under 16 and the other under 14 at the time.

    At least one of the alleged victims came forward last summer and Kentucky State Police launched an investigation in August.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 13.

    Jeffrey A. Lovins, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .178) -- to serve 166 days (credit time served from April 7).

    Marcus A. Maxberry, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury), third-degree criminal mischief -- bonded out.

    William Nathaniel Pope, motion, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting, less than $300) -- granted.